Lachanophobia:— Treatments & Symptoms

Lachanophobia:— Treatments & Symptoms

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Sitting beside the dining table and seeing the vegetables like demons, and not eating them or fear of eating them, called Lachanophobia. Every day humans devoting themselves to the one or more specific phobias, and this is the one of those phobias affected by the past events, or so called, traumatic events.

Before getting down into the Lachanophobia, we have to understand the history of Lachanophobia(fear of vegetables). Lachaniko, come from Greek, which means vegetable.

A phobic person might be forced to eat the vegetables as a child even if he/she did not like the taste or maybe even gotten punished for not eating his/her vegetables are easily affected by the Lachanophobia.

This fear of vegetables dragged person from one scenario of growing vegetables in our belly if we eat it to the second scenario of biting by the insects. Some people might be affected by the taste or structure of vegetables especially when they prepared.

Here, in this guide, you will learn A to Z detail of Lachanophobia or Fear of Vegetables.


Definition of Lachanophobia(fear of vegetables)

It is irrational fear of vegetables and phobic person tend to avoid all kind or specific type vegetable until they get treated permanently.

Tend to avoid specific vegetable also known as its own specific name. For an example, fear of eating mushroom is called Lachanophobia mycosis.

There is one phobia similar to the Lachanophobia known as Cibophobia, a fear of eating or avoiding drinks and specific food.


How to Pronounce Lachanophobia?

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Symptoms of Lachanophobia.

People with Lachanophobia might come across intense forms of anxiety if they will get to look at the vegetables at grocery stores or restaurants. Phobic people feel extreme sense of uncertainty and anxiety that made them more odd than the normal human being. And that is okay from all perspective— phobic person to normal person.

Here, in the table, you will find the list of physical symptoms and psychological symptoms.

Sweating Fear of losing control
Trembling Fear of fainting
Shortness of breath Feeling of dread
A chocking sensation Fear of dying
Rapid Heartbeat Fear of harm or illness
Pain or Tightness in the chest Guilt, Shame, Self-blame
Headaches and dizziness Withdrawing from others
Feeling faint Feeling sad or hopeless
Dry Mouth Feeling disconnected
A need to go to the toilet Confusion, difficult concentrating
Ringing in your ears Anger, irritability, mood swings
Confusion or Disorientation Anxiety and fear
Rise in blood pressure

These are the symptoms of Lachanophobia that make one human-being odder than others. It triggers the chain of reaction toward the vegetables and lastly depression.

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Treatments of Lachanophobia

How we overcome the lachanophobia in an easy manner? — the question that obvious. There are various types of treatments our there from CBT to Exposure Therapy.

These treatments are different from their name and procedure but they aim for:

  • Help you recognize unhelpful pattern in the way you think or act, and find ways to overcome it (if you want to)

  • Help you resolve complex feelings, or find ways to live with them.

  • Help you make sense of things and understand yourself better.

  • Give you enough time and clear space to talk to someone who won’t judge you.

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Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT):

It help to assist people in the identification of their feelings related to anxiety and enabling them to change these feelings with more realistic thoughts and positive vibes.

Phobias exist in the subconscious mind of a person which means that it is impossible to understand that a specific phobia is not dangerous doesn’t matter how much we tell ourselves.

In the CBT, person who diagnosed with lachanophobia may also be shown some example or evidence that being in around vegetables doesn’t aggregate the negative thoughts and feelings, and can’t lead to negative results.

Cognitive restructuring is the part of cognitive behavioral therapy which helps the individuals suffering from lachanophobia as they have developed negative thought patterns about vegetables. Moreover, many individuals do not know how capable they are of coping such situations when they get around vegetables. It helps to overcome negative thoughts and turned them into positive and productive thoughts which results in reducing stress and avoid anxiety.

Making Sense of CBT:


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy

Mindfulness-based stress reduction is a group program that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1970s to treat patients struggling with life’s difficulties and physical and/or mental illness.

MBSR is a flexible and customizable approach to stress reduction. It’s composed of two main components: mindfulness meditation and yoga. Instead of following a script or acting out meticulously described steps, mindfulness is practiced in the manner that best suits the individual.

When added to existing medical and/or psychological treatment, MBSR has shown to effectively enhance the results of treatment related to:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks;

  • Asthma;

  • Cancer;

  • Chronic illness;

  • Depression;

  • Eating disorders;

  • Fatigue;

  • Fibromyalgia;

  • Gastrointestinal distress;

  • Grief;

  • Headaches;

  • Heart disease;

  • High blood pressure;

  • Pain;

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder;

  • Skin disorders;

  • Sleep problems;

  • Work, family, and financial stress (Center for Mindfulness, 2017).

With such an impressive list of benefits, it’s hard to argue against giving MBSR a shot, especially since the program does not require an unreasonable amount of time, energy, or resources.

This process is a step-by-step procedure including baby steps. This Procedure is plan based therapy of 8 weeks which has so much offer to the contentment of mind through training of mind. It can be helpful for reducing anxiety and depression.

It offers meditation which is found to be extremely advantageous for people suffering from anxiety.



It has used relaxed state of mind. Therapist will get into conversation with the person about lachanophobia and try to know the root cause of the phobia. Without letting person lose control of himself as long as the process of hypnosis continuous.

This process might get lengthy if person aware not about the root cause of the phobia. As a therapist is successful in getting to know the root cause of phobia he will advance further with the treatment methods and will be applying various techniques to alter the responses of clients. This will make the client to slowly and peacefully confront the phobia while being in a normal and calm state of mind.

Lachanophobia is not a problem for those who haven’t even touched it and it is not a funny matter for who has. The treatment of MBSR Helpful and accurate for most lachanophobic. Would you like to try it first?

Rakshit Makvana

Rakshit Makvana is an Owner and CEO of the Inspire Drug, looking for the sunrise and sunset everyday.

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